When I preview my book, the picture does not look centered on the page even though it goes all the way to the edge of the pink border.
If I align my picture so that it fits right up to the innermost edge of the pink border, will it look centered on the final printed version?
Will the pink area for sure be trimmed away?
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As we don't trim at the pink shaded border, this would likely not look centered on your page. You'll want to use the actual dotted trim line to determine where your book will be cut in the trimming process. For more information on how the pink shaded area works, please see this FAQ.
Thank you for your response. I am still confused though because I went to the FAQ page and it says as follows:
"The PINK shaded area below, seen when Display trim guidelines is on, shows the area that MAY BE TRIMMED AWAY or lost in the gutter during the book construction process... To avoid losing any of this image, it should be reduced in size enough to pull the important parts out of the pink zone."
You said that you don't trim the pink area away, but the FAQ page does.. Does this mean that some of my photo that is in the pink shaded area might get lost and trimmed away?
Because the trimming process is an approximation and not exact, the pink shaded area is a visual reminder that content MAY be trimmed from this area during production but isn't guaranteed to be lost.
So if I want this photo and title, for example, centered on the page, should I drag the photo so that the left edge goes all the way to the red dotted line and the right edge goes completely to the orange line?
Or should I try and center the photo this way?
I think the photos need to be postage stamp size, in the middle of an A4 sheet to guarantee not to have it chopped off. :-/